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Sue and Brett came to England from South Africa in 2002 and have been married over 25 years. They have 7 children between them and currently 14 grandchildren.  Their unique story comes from their early experiences as children living in the profound disconnection of Apartheid South Africa, the lessons gained in reconnecting and building their own relationship and their vision to teach and guide people into connection. This unique story informs their work profoundly and together they are committed to creating powerful trainings that inspire others and themselves to live in connection from their essence.

Over the years Sue has, and continues to, study widely. Integrative Therapy and various Coaching models, Imago Relationship Therapy, Appreciative Inquiry, Interpersonal Neurobiology, Brain Spotting and Encounter-centered Couples Transformation are among the themes that have impacted her way of working. Through a joint passion to understand personal transformation and the power of presence, Sue and Brett have road tested their learnings, applying them to their own lives and relationship. They have come to understand that people thrive in connection and their passion is in helping people and couples into connection and real transformation.

The Kairos Encounter Centre came into being out of their vision to provide a rich, warm inspiring space for professionals of all flavours to learn more about working with couples and individuals in the Relational Paradigm, based on Encounter-centered Couples Transformation. Sue and Brett graduated from Hedy Schleifer’s Masterclass in EcCT, and they continue to participate in the ongoing teaching and evolution of Encounter-centered Couples Transformation. The trainings Sue and Brett present, by invitation only, provide cutting edge interventions in working with couples in the ethos of EcCT. They have taught and presented in the UK, USA, Holland, Namibia and South Africa.




Sarit Shefer joined Sue and Brett at the Kairos Encounter Centre after working with Sue for three years at the Encounter Learning Centre as its’ administrator, as well as assisting Sue in her private practice work.
Sarit studied Business Management at The College of Management Academic Studies in Israel and moved to the UK with her husband, with whom she shares 3 children, in 2003.
Prior to joining Sue at the ELC and subsequently at Kairos Encounter Centre, Sarit managed the Israeli Ambassador’s Office in London, followed by running the office of the Chief Executive of a housing association in North London.
Having attended the couples workshop and trainings run both by Sue and Brett as well as Hedy Schleifer, she is a big supporter of Encounter-centered Couples Transformation and very much enjoys working with Sue and Brett on growing and nurturing Kairos Encounter Centre.

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